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THE "PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS' IS SOLD BY THE FOLLOWING AGENTS: A T? 17PSVPH ATJ RMr BRAIN, Post Office. ABLRSYCHAN. | Mrs TH0MAS>nr. Rail. station ABERTILLERY Mr HIGGS, Stationer {Mrs REES, Post Office BLAENAVON Mr PROBERT, Stationer Mr 1. MORGAN, News Agent CWMBRAN Mrs SAMUEL, Grocer, GARNDIFFAITH Mr CHAS. HERBERT GRIFFITHSTOWN Mr H. PEACH, Gen. Dealer PONTNEWYDD Mr FRANCIS, Bookseller. ( Mr CHAS. HERBERT PONTNEWYNYDD J Mrs JONES, Post Office ( MRS JENKINS. Messrs JONES & EDWARDS, Mr H. HUGHES, Bookseller PUNTYPOOL Booksellers Mrs FARR, High-street Mr H. JONES, Trosnant PONTYPOOL ROAD, MESSRS W. H. SMITH & SON TALYWAIN Mrs STONE, News Agent DISPATCH OF MAILS o AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA. .V" The dates given are those of the mails being made up in London. It is recommended to post letters in tha country a day or two before, and to write the route on he envelope distinct from the address. AMERICA—UNITED STATES. Letters Registered àoz. newspapers. Every Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday. 2!d. Id. 4oz. 2 CANADA. Every Thursday 21d. Id. „ AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Aug. 29 Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tas- mania (via 8d. 2d. „ „ Queensland, New South Wales,New Zealand (ria Brindisi and Melbourne 8d 2d. PONTYPOOL POST OFFICE. DELIVERY OF LETTERS, &C. About. 8.0 am., 10.15 a.m., and 4.15 p.m DAILY MAILS FROM PONTYPOOL. For London & all parts.11.0 a.m, 4.30 p.m, 7.0 p.m With additional stamp. 1110 „ 4.40 „ 7.30 For Pontypool and neighbourhood. 9.0 MONEY ORDER AND SAVINGS BANK BUSINESS. From.9.0 a.m to 5.0 p.m TELEGRAMS. From 8.0 a.m to 8.0 p.m. Sundays, 8.0 a.m to 10 a.m SAILINGS OF THE WELSH PRINCE FROM NEWPORT August 25 (to Bristol). 8.30 morning August 27 „ 12.0 noon August 29 „ 2.30 afternoon FROM BRISTOL August 23 (to Newport. 9.12 morning August 26 „ 11.45 morning August 28 „ 2.30 afternoon TRAINS. From-Cleaue-street Station, M. R. & C. Co. To Blncnavon, at— A I Sunday •.■ j 12.4s j 3.45 fi &85 | 0.0 U. 10.0 | JM5 An extra train on Saturday only at 8.^5 to AbersycTfan. To Newport, at 1 Sunday 7.50 11.28 2.3 | 4.55 | 7.40 | 8.8 5.10 An extra train on Saturday only at 3.55. An extrs train on Saturday only from Newport at 1.50, ar- rive at Pontypool 2.20 and stop. From Pontypool Town Station, Trosnant. G.W.R. Co. To Crumlin, at— | „ JLUN Y,. 8.57 2.16 6.1 I 8-57 I 6-13 To Pontypool Road, at— I 10.16 1.44 5.43 I I1*8 I 9.14 From Pontypool Road. To Hereford at— I 7.40 10.30 | 1129 | 2.1013.43 G.5 | 8.45 | 6.5 An extra train to Abcrgavenny at 11.23 a.m, To Monmouth, at- 7.45 I 11.35 I 2.15 f 6.10 An extra train to Usk at 8.40 a.m. To Newport, at— 8.35|U.17|12.25|2.0 |3.50l5.52| 6.10|8.35|9.3 | 11.18 | 9.26 The only DIRECT Line of Steamers to PHILADEL PHIA is the AMERICAN LINE UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS. at LIVERPOOL TO PHILADELPHIA EVERY WEDNESDAY, Calling ATQUEENSTO WN every THURSDAY First-class, full-powered Iron Steam- ships are appointed to Sail: INDIANA Aug. 20 *LORD GOUGH.. Aug. 27 OHIO Aug. 30 I PENNSYLVANIA Sep. 10 *LORD CLIVE Sept. 17 I ILLINOIS Sept. 20 No Intermediate Passengers carried on voyage marked thlis- The only TRANS-ATLANTIC LINE sailing under the UNITED STATES FLAG, and carrying the American Rafts for saving life, besides the usual complement of Lifeboats and an extra number of Life Preservers. The Accommodation for all classes of passengers is equal to ny of the European Steamship Lines. Every Steamer tarries a Surgeon and Stewardess. Passengers and goods are landed at Philadelphia on the Wharf of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, which has the shortest and most direct route to all places in the Western States. Passengers by this Line can pass direct into the Rail- road Cars without leaving the Landing Wharf, and inder the same roof, there are REFRESHMENT ROOM, United States Letter Box, Telegraph Office, Exchange Office, and Baggage Express Office. CABIN PASSAGE, 12 to 18 Guineas. Return Tickets, at reduced rates. STEERAGE PASSAGE as low as by any other FAST line, including an ample supply of Provisions. Steerage ■Passengers are forwarded to New York or Boston with- out additional charge. INTERMEDIATE PASSAGE, including Beds, Bedding, and all necessary Utensils, and separate table, X8 8s. Apply in Philadelphia, to Peter Wright and Sons, General Agents, 307, Walnut-street; in Queenstown, t) N. & J. Cummins & Brothers; and in Liverpool, to RICHARDSON, SPEXCE, & CO., 17 and 19, Water-street. J. MORGAN, Post Office, Pontypool. W. H. BANKS, Blaenavon. THOS. H. THOMAS, High-st., Tenby. JNO. THOMAS, Church-st., Tredegar. ALLAN LINE SHORTEST OCEAN PASSAGE TO AMERICA. Halifax, Canadian, and United States Mail. COMPOSED OF TWENTY FIRST-CLASS STEAMERS. leaving LIVERPOOL every THURSDAY, and LONDONDERRY every FRIDAY for HALIFAX, QUEBEC, PORTLAND, & BALTIMORE. Through Tickéts to BOSTON, NEW YORK, PHILADEL- PHIA, and to all points in CANADA & the STATES. Low Fares and excellent Accommodation. Passengers who secure their Tickets before leaving home are met at the Railway Station by an appointed -gent of the Company, who takes charge of them until tney go on board the steamer. THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT qrants ASSISTED PAS- SAGES by the ALLAN LINE. Write for the Pamphlet "LORD DUFFERIN AN MANITOBA." Apply to ALLAN BROTHERS & Co., Liverpool or Londonderry, or to J. R. MORGAN, Post Office, PontypooI. FREDERICK SMITH. Shipping Agent, Bridge Street, Blaenavon. PIANOFORTES, By COLLARD & COLLARD, KIRKMAN, and other Best Makers, at 20 per Cent off their List Prices, FOR CASH. THE BEST and CHEAPEST PIANOFORTES and HARMONIUMS IN THE WORLD can be obtained at W. H. HASKINS' MUSIC WAREHOUSES, COMMERCIAL STREET AND CLUB BUILDINGS, PONTYPOOL. Price Lists free by post on application gr Send for List, and compare prices with those of other Houses. 7-octave Pianoforte, in solid walnut J guineas The Royal Pianoforte (7 octaves), 4ft. high by 4ft. Gin. wide, in fine ( Italian walnut,with ivory-fronted ( ° keys, and warranted for 10 years Harmoniums from 24. W. H. HASKINS, AGENT FOR MESSRS J. BRINSMEAD & SONS' GOLD MEDAL PIANOS, And for MESSRS. NEUMEYER & Co.s DOUBLE OVERSTRUNG IRON UPRIGHT GRANDS; Also for MESSRS GEO. WOOD & Co.'s AMERICAN ORGANS. These justly-celebrated Instruments are always kept in stock, and may be obtained on very advan- tageous terms. Instruments tuned, regulated, and repaired by skilful London workmen. PIANOS LET ON HIRE, TAKEN IN EXCHANGE, AND SUPPLIED ON THE THREE YEARS' SYSTEM. Great Bargains in Second-hand Pianos—which have been let on hire and but little used—at very little more than Half-price. USK GRAMMAR SCHOOL. HEAD MASTER: R. FARQUHAR M'KERROW. Preparation for the Universities, Public Schools, and the Civil Service. IN his report upon the School after the Examination i- recently conducted by him, the Rev. DAVID JONES DAVIES, M.A. (Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cam- bridge), says The majority of your scholars passed a creditable examination in all the subjects they took up. The amount of work prepared in French was more than is usually expected from boys of their age. The translation from French to English was very good The arithmetic was satisfactory." Mr. F. G. Bampfylde, M.A., Classical Assistant to the Head Master of Merchant Taylor's School, also reported favourably lask year. The Instruction embraces the following subjects :— English, French, Gqfcman, Latin, (Jreok, Divinity, Mathematics, Drawing. Terms for Boarders: P,48 per annum. No EXTRAS except Music, Stationery, and Books. HOUSE SCHOLARSHIPS Of the value of £ 15 a year are offered to boys passing on entrance, a satisfactory Examination in English' Arithmetic, Euclid, and either Latin, Greek, French,' or German. SCHOOL DUTIES were RESUMED on THURS- DAY, the 31st of JULY. Caerau Park Collegiate School, NEWPORT, MON. HEAD MASTER: Rev. T. MORTIMER GREEN. MASTER OF MODERN LANGUAGES Mons. A. MOSER, B.A., Ecole Normale, Paris. Special Classes conducted by efficient Non-resident Masters. PUPILS are prepared for Commercial pursuits, the University Matriculation and Local Examinations, and the Medical and Law Preliminary Examinations. Excellent accommodation for boarders. Next Term commences WEDNESDAY. 10th SEPTEM- BER, 1879. For prospectuses, &c., apply to the Head Master. COEDCAE, PONTYPOOL. C. LAWRENCE, New and Old Iron Merchant, METAL & MACHINERY BROKER. Bars, Plates, Sheets, Brass and Lead, also Old Rails Tyres, Axles, and every description of Scrap. Also, for Sale, Portable Forges, Lifting Jacks, Punching and Shearing Machines, Smiths' Tools, Taps and Dies, Injectors, Colliery, Turntables, Lea- ther and Rubber Belts, &c. rhe Oldest Wholesale and Retail Provision & Family Grocery Trade, CRANE-STREET, PONTYPOOL, (AND GRIFFITHSTOWN,) ESTABLISHED 1787. JOHN ]"NIEL, Late DANIEL JONES. MONEY. NO LAW COSTS.—Loans from £ 10 to £ '2000 granted daily to Farmers, Householders, Trades- men, Gentlemen, and others, on their Stock, Crops, Household Furniture, &c., repayable by easy instalments to suit Borrowers.—Apply by letter, or personally, to W. H. LLEWELLYN, Accountant, &c., l, Flannel-st., Abergavenny. CASH ADVANCED IN A FEW HOURS' NO- \J TICE !-The Monmouthshire Loan & Discount Co. advance money daily, from £ 2 to £ 2,000, to Trades- men, Farmers, Mechanics, and others, on their Stock- in-trade, Furniture, &c., without removal or incon- venience in anyway; repayable by easy instalments; distance no object; all applications punctually attended 'RJ stnctly pnvate.-Apply personally, or by letter, to fhe Cross, Pontypool; or Abbey Row, Cwmbran. ONEY ADVANCES, from £10 to XIOOO, can now 11L be obtained at a few hours' notice. No law costs; strictest secrecy. For particulars, apply to Mr A' BLOOM, Pawnbroker, Jeweller, &c., George-street Pontypool FITS.—EPILEPTIC FITS OR FALLING SICKNESS.—A certain method of cure has been discovered for this dis- tressing complaint by a physician, who is desirous that UU sufferers may benefit from this providential disco. very it is never known to fail, and will cure the most hopeless case after all other means have been tried. Full particulars will be sent by post to any person free of charge.—Address Mr WILLIAMS, 10, Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, London. AN EVENING BEVERAGE—Epps's Cacaoine (Quint- essence of Cacao) is equally liquid and refreshing as tea, affording moreover a sterling support to the system. Unsweetened. Each packet (6d.) is labelled "JAMES Errs & Co., Homoeopathic Che- mists, London." THE Pontypool General Furnishing Warehouses, CLARENCE-STREET, PONTYPOOL. -V'V,PV'V'V\ TO HN BEY AN respectfully announces that Purchasers will find in his New and Ti /i +Spacious Warehouses a very large Stock of Dining, Drawing, and Bedroom Suites, Iron and Wood Bedsteads, Palliasses, Spring & Millpuff Mattresses, Feather & Millpuff Beds, & every description of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Pianofortes, Harmoniums, Carpets, Matting, Floor Cloth, Door Mats, Hearth Rugs, Cntlery, Dinner Tea, and Toilet Sets, Cooking Utensils, &c., &c. A large proportion of Goods being Home-made, the quality may be relied upon. No effort is spared to give entire satisfaction. Goods delivered per Cart or Covered Van, free of expense. SUMMER SEASON 1879 CLARETS FOR EVERY-DAY USE, PURE, WHOLESOME, BEVERAGE WINES OF FRANCE Shipped by W & A Gilbey direct from their Establishment in the Medoc to their Stores in Londo34 and sold by their Agents throughout the United Kingdom Per Bottla Per Dozen Castle A CLARET These four Clarets were bought by \V & A\ 1/ 12/ I Gilbey on the estates of the Medoc. Although e Castle A CLARET These four Clarets were bought by \V & A\ 1/ 12/ I Gilbey on the estates of the Medoc. Although r'nctlo U fT AT? "FT 1 quoted at such moderate prices they are of | I/O IK/ V^asue J3 v> J-i/VXVXli 1 1 remarkable quality and value, and are as f ••• ■*■/«} 1"/ pure and wholesome as the choicest Clarets > Castle C CLARET I produced. They are suitable either for use I 1/0 18/ I at meals, diluted with water, or for general 1 Castle D CLARET \ZZl7Itwa>a"d'iavebeen u*uards°/aiear) 2/ 24/ Bottles charged 1/ per dozen, which is allowed when returned, W & A Gilbey have accumulated on their estate of Chateau Loudenne, in addition tc the produce of the estate, from 1,000 to 10,000 hogshead, of Claret, representing all the various growths of the Medoc district. Chateau Loudenne offers the exceptional advantage of direct communication between the most favored wme-prodllcing districts of France and this country, being situated in the neighbourhood of some of the finest vineyards of the Medoc, on the river Gironde, and between Bordeaux and the sea, so that wines can be shipped almost direct from the various estates without haying first to incur the expenses of transport up to Bordeaux, and the charges incidental to landing, storing and re-shipping from thence. The stores erected at Loudenne by \V & A Gilbey, with the adjoining buildings, are anions the most striking objects on the Gironde, and are of a magnitude and completeness not hitherto attempted in any wine^producing country while by the above arrangements W & A Gilbey have placed the English consumer in a better position than even the inhabitants ef Paris, or any of the larger towns of France, for proturing pure, genuine, and moderate-priced Clarets. SPARKLING "BRUT-SAUMUR" CHAMPAGNE FROM FRANCE —FIRST QUALITY FIRST SHIPMENT RECEIVED IN MARCH, 1879 It meets for invalids a want that has long been felt by the medical profession, but which perhaps previously has not been within general grasp, viz., that of a light, pure, sparkling, and moderately stimulating beverage at a reasonable price. The man in perfect health may drink which he likes best, without fear of the small quantity of sugar in the ordinary wine; but if he prefers a drier wine, here it is. We will only add that the importers of this Sparkling Brut-Saumur are the same wine merchants who originally introduced the ordinary Sparkling Saumur Wines into England, viz.—Messrs. W & A Gilbey, of the Pantheon, Oxford Street."— Medical Times j- Gazette, March 29, 1879. BRANS ON CORK IN CASES /%ArTI F Per Dozen Per Dozen wMw I LL 1 2. j Bottles Half-liottles Castle "BRUT-SAUMUR"—A pure, lignt, and moderately s- s■ d- SflllMlin stimulating Sparkling Wine, entirely free from added saccharine ( 33/ 18/6 since the completion of fermentation, and especially suited for I invalids from its peculiar dryness and tonic qualities. SPARKLING SAUMUR CHAMPAGNES The introduction bv W & A Gilbev of these ] /-« .-I C A TTTV/TTTT-, I Champagnes from the'vineyards of Saumur, long J n~, lA/o V^clSUc On U IVl U tv Silver Foil 1 known for producing genuine wine in abundance, f «sO/ A*/0 < has, owing to the favorable opinion of the Medical Pocflp CflTTTV/TTT'R n M r„v i Profession as to their excellent quality, and W & A I 30/ 17/ OA. U IVl U K Gold Foil I Qjibev's arrangements for offering them at very J low prices, led to an almost unprecedented demand. Sample Bottles or any quantity bearing W It A Gilbey's Seals and Labels can be obtained from their AGENT- F. PHILLIPS, Grocer, Commercial Street PONTYPOOL SELLING OFF I SELLING OFF I CLEARING OUT THE REMAINING PART OF SUMMER STOCK At a Grreat Sacrifice. MRS. POTTER, ALBION HOUSE, GEORGE STREET, PONTYPOOL, RESPECTFULLY INFORMS HER CUSTOMERS THAT HER Half-Yearly Sale, previous to Stock-Taking, WILL COMMENCE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10. 09* Do not forget that this is a SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY given to the Public TWICE A YEAR, when Mrs. POTTER would recommend all to come and see for themselves. Panteg & Llanvrechva Permanent Building Society. SHARES from 2s. a month, upwards. Deposits received at 5 per cent, interest. Money ready to advance on mortgage. Shares may be taken, de- posits made, and further information obtained, at the regular subscription meetings, between the hours of 7.30 and 8.30 p.m., on the first Tuesday in the month, at the Town Hall, Pontypool, and Me- chanics' Institute, Griffithstown; or daily at the following addresses :—W. G. DOWDEN, Blaenavon Iron Works, Blaenavon; G. W. JONES, Agent, Cwmbran and B. H. MADGE, Secretary, Panteg Steel Works, Panteg. PROMENADE CONCERTS, ITALIAN GARDENS, PONTYPOOL PARK. BY THE KIND PERMISSION OF J. C. HANBURY, ESQ. THE Pontypool Amateur Musical SOCIETY RESPECTFULLY inform the Clergy, Gentry, Professional Gentlemen, and Tradesmen of the neighbourhood that THE PONTYPOOL AMATEUR REED BAND will perform in the above Gardens EVERY THURSDAY EVENING during the Summer months, at 6.30. To these performances, the So- ciety's Complimentary Ticket will admit the whole of a family, FREE OF CHARGE. A 12.—The Society regret to say that a report has obtained circulation, to the effect that their Tickets would be charged for, and they par- ticularly wish it to be understood that it is without foundation. If any Subscriptions are required, they will be asked for through the FREE PRESS. No persons will be asked individually to subscribe. The amount of subscription will be left entirely at the option of those kind friends who may be good enough to help us. A number of these Complimentary Tickets have already been sent out, but as it is feared that many friends have been overlooked, the committee be"- to say that they may be obtained on application on to Mr F. PHILLIPS, Grocer, Pontypool; or Mr W. SEWELL, Clarence Hotel, Trosnant. IMPORTANT to the PUBLIO. MR. ALEXANDER, THE celebrated American Aurist, at the earnest re- quest of liis many friends in Great Britain, has established a Depot for the sale of his far-fame(i "Virginia Elixir," A sure cure for Deafness and Singing in the Ears, no matter of liow long standing. Thousands of Testimo- nials from all parts of the world prove the wonderful efficacy of this Elixir, which has never been known to fail in effecting a cure in a short time. A member of the Malvern Club (who had been as deaf as a post for 15 years) writes to say he was induced upon the advice of a friend to give AIR Alexander's Elixir a trial, which completely cured him in six weeks, after spending hun- dreds of pounds to no purpose in consulting all the cele- brated Aurists in Great Britain and on the Continent. A single bottle (which will prove its value) will bo for- warded, free of post, upon receipt of 15 or 29 Stamps. In bottles of Is. lid. and 2s. 6d., to be had of all respect- 2 able Chemists.—See that each bottle bears the Govern- ment Stamp.-Sole Wholesale Agents, II. BRADY and COMI'Y., 17, Crown Street, and 2, Little W ooltou treet, Liverpool. COMMERCIAL ST., PONTYPOOL. ESTABLISHED 1825. (Formerly occupied by Mr James Weare, and Mr Jas. Brown.) G. GORRELL,Saddler, Gig, Carriage, and Cart Harness Manufacturer, BEGS to solicit a continuance of the liberal support he has many years been favoured with, and to assure the Public generally that no effort shall be wanting on his part to maintain the High Reputation for Hunting Saddles, all kinds of Horse Clothing for Summer$Winter Wear. PORTMANTEAUS & LADIES' BAGS.—LONDON WHIPS, BITS, & SPURS. ■LEATHER MILLBANDS FOR ALL KINDS OF MACHINERY, on the Slwrtest Notice. Experienced Workmen sent to any part of the Country. All Harness made on the Premises, and at Reduced Prices. Fine Art Embroidery. MATERI FOR CREWEL EMBROIDERY ø DESIGNS, COMPRISING— The New Venetian Antimacassars, Brackets (Japanese figures), Five o'clock" Tea Cloths, 8fc. Doyleys from 3d each, in damask, linen & oatmeal cloth. Crewels, Is 9d a doz.; Embroidery Silks, 2s a doz. Superior Ice Wool for Crochet, &c., 74d per ball. 2 Swiss Knitting Cotton in Balls. HUGHES & SON, Stationers, &c., PONTYPOOL. PONTYMOILE HOUSEJ NEAR PONTYPOOL. rrO BE LET, that very desirable residence known J. as PONTYMOILE HOUSE," containing Dining, Drawing, and Breakfast Rooms, large Kitchen, Dairy, China Pantry, 4 best Bedrooms and Dressing Room, Servants' Bedrooms, and the usual Offices, together with a large Garden and Greenhouse, and (at option), 2 very excellent Paddock of about 8 acres. For particulars apply to H. J. PARKHURST, Ebbw Vale Co.'s House Agent, Pontypool Works. KING'S HEAD HOTEL, CRANE-ST., PONTYPOOL. HENRY GALE BEGS to inform the Public that he has TAKEN the above HOTEL, the ALTERATIONS in which are now COMPLETED. Bottled and Draught Ales WINES, SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, &C. WELL- AIRED BEDS. THE FOLLOWING CHEAP REMAINDER BOOKS Now on Sale BY HUGHES & SON, STATIONERS, PONTYPOOL Published Offered at for Technical Drawing and Design for Students of Architecture and Building. Part 1 contains out- line drawings, describing of scrolls, roofs, arches, groins, &c. Pt. 2 contains ornamental draw- ings, and examples of architec- tural design in various styles.. 3s Od 2s 3d Scrivener's History of the Iron Trade, from the earliest records 10s 6d 2s Od Green's Treatise on Diseases of the Air Passages, including Bron- chitis, Chronic Laryngitis, Clergyman's Sore Throat, &c.. 14s Od 2s 6d Good Cookery (illustrated), and Receipts communicated by the Hermit of the Cell of St. Gover. By the Rt. Hon. Lady Llanover 10s 6d 3s Od Longevity: The means of Prolong- ing Life after Middle Age. By John Gardner, M.D 4s Od 2s 3d Orthodox London; or Phases of Religious Life in the Church of England. By the Rev C. M. Davies, D.D 14s Od [3s 9d Unorthodox London; or Phases of Religious Life in the Metropolis. By the Rev C. M. Davies, D.D. 14s Od 3s 9d Everybody's Pudding Book; or Puddings, Tarts, &c., in their proper Season, for all the Year Round. 2s 6d Is 6d A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious Systems of Professed Christians contrasted with Real Christianity. By W. Wilberforce Is 6d Os 9d The Songs of Wales. A Complete Collection of the Vocal Melodies of the Principality, with the addition of other Welsh airs and part-songs. Also an account of the bards, bardic institutions, and minstrelsy of Wales. The music by John Thomas, harpist to the Queen 10s 6d 8s Od Common Objects of the Country. By the Rev J. G. Wood. With numerous coloured illustrations 3s 6d 2s Od Common Objects of the Sea Shore, including bints for an Aquarium. By the Rev J. G. Wood. With numerous coloured illustrations. 3s 6d 2s Od The River Jordan: Pictorial and Descriptive. Several beautiful engravings, with border printed ingold. 2s 6d Is 6d Evangeline A poem. By Long- fellow. With 31 engravings by John Gilbert; finely printed.. 7s 6d 3s 6d Choice Poems and Lyrics. Quota- tations from about 140 authors 3s 6d 2s 6d Selections from the Works of Lord Byron. By Swinburne. With engraving of a bust of Byron.. 5s Od 3s Od The Churchman's Family Maga- zine, containing contributions by the clergy and distinguished literary men. Vols. 11 and 12. Strongly bound in cloth, gilt edges. W. Macintosh. Each 5s Od Is 6d TheWesleyan Methodist Magazine (18-50), containing numerous articles, sermons, & biographies of eminent Wesleyans half- bound Is 6d The Christiam Miscellany & Fami- ly Visitor (1855), containing a variety of instructive and inte- resting articles half-bound Is 6d Tallis's Illustrated Scripture His- tory for the improvement of Youth. Bo,, the Editor JF Sturm s Family Devotion 2 vols, ^-calf —;— 4s 6d Sacred Poetry. By Jas. Edmeston 5s Od Is 6d Ridicula Rediviva: A Book of Nursery Rhymes. By J. E. Rogers. Numerous illustrations in colours. 5s Od 3s 6d Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks A Collection of Receipts for making wines, alcohol, liqueurs and syrups, ale and beer, aerated waters, punch, &c 2s Od Is 6d What to do with Cold Mutton: containing nearly 400 receipts 2s 6d Is 6d Centenary Edition of theWaverley Novels: Rob Roy, Guy Man- nering, & The Antiquary. Each 3s 6d 2s 4d Diary of Mrs Kitty Trevelyn. A Story of the Times of Whitfield and the Wesleys. By the Author of The Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family," &c. 6s 6d 3s Od The Sixpenny Magazine, contain- ing a number of ably-written Articles and Tales; strongly bound IQ cloth, gilt edges. Vol 3 5s Od Is 6d The Religion of Geology and its Connective Sciences, together with RELIGIOUS TRUTH illustrated from Science, with Lectures on Peculiar Phenomena in the Four Seasons. By E. Hitch- cock, D.D., LL.D. 3s 6d 2s 6d The Female Instructor or Young Woman's Guide to Domestic Happiness. Being an Epitome of all the Acquirements neces- sary to form the Female Charac- ter; to which is added a com- plete Art Of Cookerv, Illustrated. Bound half-calf —— 3s 6d The Communicant's Companion Instructions and Helps for the right Receiving of the Lord's Supper. By Matthew Henry Is 6d Os 9d Haydn's Dictionary of Popular Medicine & Hygiene, compris- ing all possible Self-Aids in Accidents and Disease. 18s0d.. 9s Od Character Sketches and Develop- ment Drawings of Wit and Humour. By Brough 21s Od 7s Od Figaro's Natural History, & other Humorous Papers By Smiff Is 6d Is Od A Memoir of Michael Wm. Balfe. By Charles Lamb Kenny 15s Od 3s Od Gleanings on the Overland Route. By W. II. Bartlett 6s Od 3s Od Over the Borders of Christendom and Eslamiah, By J. Greab. 2 vols. Beirg an Account of Travels through Turkey, &e. 25s Od 8s Od Tales and Stories. By Miss Mitfurd 3s 6d 2s Od T he Works of the Rev Thomas Goodwin. 5 odd vols.each 4s Od Is 6d BIBLES for SCHOOL REWARDS, &c. IN PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL BINDINGS. Teachers' Bibles, different sizes and bindings, from 3/6. Hymn Books-Church Services—Prayer Books- Birthday and other Text Books. NOTE PAPER AND ENVELOPES, STAMPED IN COLOURS, With Monagram or Address, from the New India-rubber Dies, at fully 50 per cent. less cost than by the ordinary dies. The following are prices of few qualities of NOTE PAPER, Including the Cost of Stamping. (The Dies cost from ]/6 to 3/ and last for an indefinite timed Good Cream laid Note Paper 5 qrs. 1/6 10 qrs. 2/9 Super „ „ „ 5 qrs. 1/10 10 qrs. 3/6 Brunswick (Rough) „ 5 qrs. 1/6 10 qrs. 2/9 Envelopes to match at corresponding Rates. Samples, post free, on application HUGHES & SON, Printers and Manufacturing Stationers, PONTYPOOL. PARTNERSHIP. H. HTJOHES, PRINTER, BOOKSELLER, STATIONER, &c., Commcrcial-St., Pon typool, TVESIRES to return his warm thanks for the kind patronage received by him during the many years (upwards of 36) he has been in busi ness in Pontypool; and begs to announce that he has this day taken into Partnership his youngest Son, DAVID WILLIAM HUGHES, who has for many years taken an active part in the Business, which will in future be carried on under the name of HUGHES & SON. July 1st, 1879. HUGHES & SON Respectfully solicit a continuation of the support so long bestowed, and assure their Customers that every effort will be made to secure punctuality, despatch, and attention in the execution of orders for Printing, Stationery, &c., with which they may be favored. WRINGTON ARMS, (LATE RAILWAY INN,) PONTYPOOL. Close to the Monmouthshire Railway Station. E. BEACHAM, IN thanking his numerous fiends and supporters for j. their liberal patronage in the past, solicits a con- tinuance of their future support in his NEW ESTABLISHMENT. BURTON, PALE, AND OTHER ALES. LONDON AND IRISH STOUT, In Bottles and on Draught. The IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD ALES PALE ALES, AND STOUT. IMPERIAL HEREFORD BREWERY. These well-known HOUSEHOLD ALES are unrivalled for purity, delicacy of flavour, and excellence of quality and value combined. Mild Ales: 10d., Is., Is. 2d., and Is. 4d. per gallon. Pale Ale fS.B.'): A hght;, tome, hitter, of pleasant V flavour, Is.per gallon: firkins, 9s kilderkins, 18s. Crystal Pale Ale: Golden Mild Ale: 10s. 6d^; kUderkins, 2]s. Export Mild Ale • 1 12s.; kilderkins, 24s. Watkins's Hereford Stout (X.S.) Nutritious. The favourite brand; firkins. (!J gallons) 12s; kilderkins, (18 gallons) 24s. Delivered Carriage Free, in the 71est of England, in 0, 18, 3G, and 54 gallon casks, direct from the brewery, or through the District Agents. Each Cask bears the Brewery Label Trade Mark-An EAGLE, and name, 11 WATKINS, HEREFORD.* WM. PEGLER, JUN., PONTYPOOL, ( Appointed SOLE AGENT in Pontypool for these cele- brated Ales and Stout. Brewery prices, with liberal cash discount. The Pale and Mild Ales, at Is per gallon, are generally acknowledged to be the best in the Market.-Full Price List on application. F. I. WALL, Auctioneer and Valuer, MARKET ST., PONTYPOOL. CASH advanced prior to Sale upon all kinds of Pro perty consigned for Absolute Disposal—All Sales settled for same or following day-Alanager for the Commercial Loan and Discount Company, 77, Com- mercial-road, Newport, and Market-street, Pontypool- Cash advanced from X5 upward, to Farmers, Tradesmen, Househo ders, and others, upon their Stock-in-Trade, FurniVi -e, and Effects, without publicity.—Address as above. All kinds of Household Furniture, Surplus Stock, or Job Lots, bought for cash. REDUCTION IN PRICE. THE PRICE OF THE PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS IS KOW REDUCED TO Id. IN order to meet the requirements of Local Adverti- sers, a Great Reduction has been made in the rates charged for ADVERTISEMENTS Inserted for periods of 13, 2G, or 52 weeks; and TRADESMEN and others who desire to Increase their Business Cheaply and effectually, would do well to avail them- selves of the present opportunity, and make their Announcements in the PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS, Which is by far the Best Advertising Medium in the District, As it is also the Largest Penny Weekly Newspaper Printed in the County. PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS, Of the kinds detailed at the head of the Small Adver- tisements on our Second Page, are now charged at very low rates, commencing at 20 Words for 6d. Particular attention is requested to the fact that this Scale may be used for the Exchange of Articles or Property of any kind of which the Owners may wish to Dispose, in the manner so successfully initiated in the Exchange and Mart. At the same time, the Publisher wishes it to be understood that he cannot undertake the charge of any Property for Exchange. "TRADE SPECIALITIES." Announcements may be made under this heading at the nominal charge of One Penny per Line per Week, But they should be confined to the class indicated, and must be Prepaid for not less than 13 weeks. It is be. lieved these will in time become very popular, and Advertisers are assured that their Announcements will appear in the order in which they come in, it being considered that an alphabetical arrangement might be used by some Advertisers in a way that would be de- trimental to others. NOTE-THE Pontypool Free Press IS PUBLISHED EARLY ON FRIDAY MORNING, And Advertisements intended for the current week should be received at the Office NOT LATER than THURSDAY AFTERNOON. BIRMINGHAM GOODS, for Auctioneers, Shop- keepers, Hawkers, Tea Shops, &c. Agents Wanted. Wholesale Book, Post-free. Address, HENRY MAY, (285) Birmingham. WEAK SIGHT. HENRY LAURANCF/RI IMPROVED SPECTACLES. IR, E. B. FORD CHEMIST 4- OPTICIAN GEORGE ST., BEGS to inform those troubled with defective vision -D that he has been appointed Sole Agent for Ponty- pool for HENRY LAURANCE'S IMPROVED SPECTACLES. These Spectacles are clear and cool, never tire the eye, and, whilst subduing all inflammatory symptoms, assist, strengthen, and preserve the sight. Hundreds of testimonials have been received testifying to the efficacy of these Spectacles, which have proved, in many cases, beneficial when all others have failed. Sir JULIUS BENEDICT, 2, Manchester Square, London, V.' writes:—"I have tried the principal opticians in London with out success, but your spectacles suit me admirably, both for reading and walking. The clearness of your glasses, as com- pared with others, is really surprising. I shall at all times re* commend them." The Yen. Archdeacon PALMER, 17, Victoria-square, Clifton, Writer.' iJ&nry J.a 11 ran^p't arp thai1 1 have had, especially for reading at night." C. B. RADCLIFF, Esq., M.D., 25, Cavendish-square, London, W., Consulting Physician to the Westminster Hospital, writes "Your Spectacles are highly appreciated by me, and are a great mprovement on my old ones, and suit my sight better." Mr EE-, Ry LAI:RA-, CE'S pamphlet, "Spectacles: their iUse and Abuse," with a lengthened list of testimonials, can be had GRATIS on application to the ABOVE AGEXT, from whom these Spectacles can only be obtained. All Spectacles stamped H.L." 21 DAYS ONLY. Great Clearance Sale; GENERAL DRAPERY. London House, Pontypool, Messrs. WILLIAMS & Co. Beg most respectfully to announce that they are now offering their SURPLUS STOCK OF GENERAL DRAPERY AT AN ENORMOUS SACRIFICE. Having just made large Contracts, previous to the advance of Linens, Cottons, and Silks, they will be prepared to offer the same at Price. Lower than have ever been known. Circulars containing details, including particulars of Specialp urchases, to be had on application. Sale to commence on Saturday next, August 2nd, 1879. KINO'S First Visit to Pontypool WILLIAMS I CO. LONDON HOUSE, PONTYPOOL, ARE THE SOLE AGENTS FOR KINO & CO., LONDON, Court, Naval, & Military Tailors, and Habit Makers. A large Quantity of Garments, MADE BY TIIIS 11RM, Have already been supplied to the Clergy, Gentry, and Nobility of this Neighbourhood through Messrs. W. R. WILLIAMS & CO. W. R. WILLIAMS &Co. Have this week received ANOTHER DELIVERY Of New Patterns of West of England, Cheviot, Scotch, and Chipping Norton Tweeds, Homespuns, &c., at Prices that must command further Increase in the Sale of these Goods. ORDERS ARE RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED L'OR Kino's 12s 6d Trousers] i Kino's 45s Suits Kino's 21s Overcoats |1 Gentlemen waited upon at their Residences. TERMS Casi-i on Delivery. WILLIAMS & CO., London House. Pontypool. JOHN BERRIE, Dyer, French Cleaner, AND FINISHER, 14, OLDHAM STREET, MANCHESTER. AGENTS FOR PoNT\rooL—W. R. WILLIAMS & Co., Drapers, London House. ABERDARE-D. Williams, Draper, 5, Commercial Place. CHEPsTow-John Reynish, Clothier, &c. PONTYPRIDD-T. S. Jones, Draper, Albion House Every description of LADIES and GENTLEMEN'S DRESS, CURTAIN FABRICS of all materials, CHINTZ, CRETONNE, and DIMITY CURTAINS and COVERS Cleaned or Dyed, with the most complete and most recently-invented Machinery. SPECIAL ATTENTION Is called to the DRESSING of LACE CURTAINS, at ONE SHILLING PER PAIR, producing an INCOM- PARABLE FINISH whereby they hang much longer than by the usual method. The Most Extensive English Dyer WILLIAMS & CO., LONDON HOUSE, 7 P0STYP00L.